Yes, dear readers, I live yet. I've just been very, very busy.
a) because I had a kid with half days this week due to final exams, Mom the Taxi had even more trips to make than usual.
b) softball continues 4 nights per week.
c) I was working on my first exam for transcription.
d) I had to squeeze some cleaning and cooking in there somewhere (yeah, I'm just as puzzled and confused by that myself...why doesn't someone else just do it already and leave me to my stamps?!?!?)
e) I had an offer to take my entire collection of older retired stamps off my hands for one price, so I've been packing stuff in boxes for the past couple of days.
f) I got my new stuff and my new catalog and many hours have been spent stroking and drooling over all of it and rearranging my stamp room to accommodate the new colors. SO much so that very little stamping has gotten done, even with the new goodies.
But I did get the mojo back! I had started this card last week and the pieces were still on my stamp desk waiting for me. It's for my next class, Fancy Folds, which will be on June 29. Lookie:
Ingredients: (All SU!) Stamps - Upsy Daisy, On Your Birthday; Paper - Urban Garden, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White; Ink - Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy; Other - Organza ribbon, silver brads, Boho Blossoms punch, sponge wedges.
This is what it looks like open:
Isn't it GOJUS!?!?!?!?! You've probably seen this card on quite a few blogs, including the one I first saw it on, Tonya Allen's blog where she has a tutorial for it.
I will say that I changed it up. I wanted my card to fit in a regular A2 envelope AND I wanted to use regular cardstock instead of having to have a 12 x 12 piece to cut down to the right size. So my measurements are a bit different:
Cut cardstock 5 1/2" x 10 1/2".
Score from the short end at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 5 1/4", 7" and 8 3/4".
Cut the slits as she shows 1 1/2" from each side.
It folds up to 3 1/2" x 5 1/2", so it will fit in an A2 envelope with a little room to spare.
I'm always happy to find a new fancy fold!
Well, I must get on with life here...still have to inventory all the stamps I'm shipping out and pack them nicely in their boxes. Then I have to get them weighed and send an invoice to the buyer. Once he's paid, out the door they will go! And I'll have some new money for rubber and other necessities!
So my for sale sheet is missing right now on my side bar, but it will be making a return after we put this catalog out to pasture! I'm losing something 30 some odd sets plus whatever mini catalog stuff does not make it in. AND I am going to go through my clear stamps and do a good winnowing out of those too, so look for a new stamp sale list some time in July.
For those of you wondering what I had in my preorder, here ya go:
|116714||Razzle Dazzle Stamp Set||1||1|
|116630||PUNCH MODERN LABEL||1||1|
|115675||DESIGNER SERIES PAPER RAZZLEBERRY LEMONADE 12X12||1||1|
|118479||2009 In Color Bundle||1||1|
|115317||CARD STOCK BERMUDA BAY 8 1/2 X 11||1||1|
|115319||CARD STOCK CRUSHED CURRY 8 1/2 X 11||1||1|
|115321||CARD STOCK DUSTY DURANGO 8 1/2 X 11||1||1|
|115320||CARD STOCK MELON MAMBO 8 1/2 X 11||1||1|
|115316||CARD STOCK RICH RAZZLEBERRY 8 1/2 X 11||1||1|
|115318||CARD STOCK SOFT SUEDE 8 1/2 X 11||1||1|
|115655||CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD BERMUDA BAY||1||1|
|115659||CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD CRUSHED CURRY||1||1|
|115654||CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD DUSTY DURANGO||1||1|
|115656||CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD MELON MAMBO||1||1|
|115658||CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD RICH RAZZLEBERRY||1||1|
|115657||CLASSIC STAMPIN PAD SOFT SUEDE||1||1|
|115661||CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL BERMUDA BAY||1||1|
|115665||CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL CRUSHED CURRY||1||1|
|115660||CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL DUSTY DURANGO||1||1|
|115662||CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL MELON MAMBO||1||1|
|115664||CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFIL RICH RAZZLEBERRY||1||1|
|115663||CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL SOFT SUEDE||1||1|
|116329||Stampin Write Markers In Color Assortment||1||1|
|115613||Ribbon Grosgrain Polka Dot Rich Razzleberry 1/2"||1||1|
|115612||Ribbon Grosgrain Polka Dot Soft Suede 1/2"||1||1|
|115610||Ribbon Grosgrain Polka Dot Bermuda Bay 1/2 Inch||1||1|
|115614||Ribbon Grosgrain Polka Dot Crushed Curry 1/2"||1||1|
|115611||Ribbon Grosgrain Polka Dot Melon Mambo 1/2 Inch||1||1|
|115609||Ribbon Grosgrain Polka Dot Dusty Durango 1/2 Inch||1||1|
|115953||MAGNETIC MOVERS & SHAPERS PUNCH WINDOWS||1||1|
|115366||CHRISTMAS PUNCH HOSTESS STAMP SET||1||1|
|117733||2009-2010 IDEA BOOK & CATALOG US-ENGLISH (SINGLE)||1||1|
Plus I ordered a couple more sets for my Sale-a-Bration rewards:
|115370||Teeny Tiny Wishes STAMP SET||1||1|
|115322||The More the Merrier HOSTESS STAMP SET||1||1|
Those will be here on Thursday! Woohooo!!
And I have to say the new In Colors are YUMMAY! Lookie:
Now I gotta get off of here. Because William actually has his room clean and wants to get on the computer, LOL! I'm going to go play with my new stuff! Ta!